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Lauren Down and Rosemary Mair handed first New Zealand contracts
Lauren Down and Rosemary Mair handed first New Zealand contracts

Wicketkeeper Rachel Priest and allrounder Anna Peterson also return to the list

'I would love SA tour to go ahead' - Gayle
'I would love SA tour to go ahead' - Gayle

West Indies batsman Chris Gayle said on Sunday that he was hopeful his team's tour to South Africa would go ahead despite the pay dispute

Afridi to stage charity T20 match
Afridi to stage charity T20 match

Shahid Afridi has said that he is planning a Twenty20 match to raise money for the almost half a million people displaced by a military operation in Pakistan's northwest region

Former England spinner David Allen dies aged 78
Former England spinner David Allen dies aged 78

David Allen, the former England and Gloucestershire offspinner, has died at the age of 78

Inzamam signs up for Hong Kong Sixes
Inzamam signs up for Hong Kong Sixes

Inzamam-ul-Haq is the latest big name to sign up for the Hong Kong Sixes tournament

Pakistan to host India early next year
Pakistan to host India early next year

Pakistan will host India for three Tests and five ODIs early next year, and are also pushing for the inclusion of two Twenty20 internationals in the tour

Officials let down by ICC - Willey
Officials let down by ICC - Willey

Peter Willey, the former Test umpire, believes match officials are being let down by the ICC

Shoaib files appeal against ban
Shoaib files appeal against ban

Shoaib Akhtar has filed an appeal against the five-year ban imposed by the PCB for repeated breaches of discipline

Jayawardene backs new faces
Jayawardene backs new faces

Mahela Jayawardene, the Sri Lanka captain, has assured Malinda Warnapura and Thilan Thusara that they can expect an extended run in the national team

PCB defers Shoaib disciplinary decision
PCB defers Shoaib disciplinary decision

The Pakistan Cricket Board has deferred a decision on disciplinary action against Shoaib Akhtar, who faces a possible life ban for violating the body's code of conduct

Australia set to decide on Pakistan tour this week
Australia set to decide on Pakistan tour this week

Cricket Australia (CA) says a decision on whether the national team will tour Pakistan later this month is expected to be made by the end of the week

Lawson fears Australia will cancel tour
Lawson fears Australia will cancel tour

Geoff Lawson, the Pakistan coach, fears Australia will pull out of their scheduled tour of Pakistan, due to start at the end of the month, amid safety concerns

England not gone soft: Collingwood
England not gone soft: Collingwood

England have not gone soft, says their one-day captain, Paul Collingwood

Hayden still a chance for Perth, says coach
Hayden still a chance for Perth, says coach

Tim Nielsen, Australia's coach, believes injured opener Matthew Hayden has a reasonable chance of making the third Test against India

Pitch the focus as New Zealand aim to change Test fortunes
Pitch the focus as New Zealand aim to change Test fortunes

New Zealand have the perfect chance to lift their sagging Test cricket fortunes when they face Bangladesh at the start a two-Test series in Dunedin on Friday.

West Indies arrive in South Africa
West Indies arrive in South Africa

The West Indies cricket team arrived in South Africa on Monday evening and Chris Gayle is promising a "fight" in the upcoming series

Woolmer toxicology tests inconclusive, says analyst
Woolmer toxicology tests inconclusive, says analyst

Toxicology tests on Bob Woolmer, the former Pakistan coach, showed conflicting results as to whether he had ingested poison, a Jamaican forensic analyst told the inquest into Woolmer's death on Friday

Shoaib set to join Indian Premier League
Shoaib set to join Indian Premier League

Shoaib Akhtar is set to join the official Indian Premier League and has sought permission from Pakistan's cricket authorities

Inzamam farewell could distract Pakistan - Smith
Inzamam farewell could distract Pakistan - Smith

Graeme Smith, the South African captain, has said Inzamam-ul-Haq's swansong in international cricket could distract Pakistan in their must-win second Test starting in Lahore on Monday

Cook calls for consistency
Cook calls for consistency

Alastair Cook has warned that England's 104-run thrashing of India in their one-day opener will count for little unless they back it up during the remaining six games of the series